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.s. is closely monitoring evidents to end the bloodshed. president obama spoke this evening with the egyptian president mohammed morsi an underscore necessity for hamas that the united states consider aster rorrist group. mr. obama talked to the israeli prime minister to get update on the situation. many analysts say unless there is a cease-fire in 48 hours it's uncertain there will be an escalation. shannon? >> shannon: david lee miller live in israel. thank you. we are going to look at the reasons that israel is striking back against gaza furiously right now. national security correspondent jennifer griffin puts the story in per speculative. >> the gaza conflict may be phase one as they prepare for strike against iran nuclear program. conventioconventional wisdom isy will strike back. >> our problem is not our border with gaza, but other country's boarder with gaza. access of the arms that come from iran through sudan. among rockets fired at us come directly from iran. we know the hamster rorrist trained with iranians. strong connection. >> they can reach tel aviv and jerusalem from gaza. i
obama becomes a first- inning president to visit burma. but >> lewis hamilton wins the u.s. grand prix. >> ban ki moon has arrived in cairo in support of the cease- fire between israel and hamas. >> the exiled leader of hamas says they must take the first up a bit want the truce in israel. they will consider a cease-fire in israel and their attacks and the siege of gaza. >> israel has bombed building and at least 90 people have been killed and some 700 wounded since the air strikes began. >> the bombardment of gaza continues. israeli defense forces are picking targets they say it are connected to palestinian militants. the billionaire also among the latest casualties. across the border in israel, ground troops are massing in preparations for a possible invasion. israel has no mobilize and 40,000 reservists. elsewhere, diplomats are attempting to broker a ceasefire. in jerusalem, middle east peace envoy tony blair met with perez to stop the rocket attacks. >> it is clear we do not have any ambition to gain an advantage but we just want to stop the fire. >> more than 1000 rockets have be
the damage and move forward. >>> new this morning, president obama is making the last stop of his whirlwind tour of southeast asia. he's now attending an east asian summit in cambodia. alison burns is in our washington, d.c. newsroom with how the president is making history on this trip. alison? >> reporter: tori, he's the first american president to visit cambodia. here is a look at president obama's arrival for the east asia summit. white house officials say the president had a tense meeting earlier with the prime minister of cambodia because president obama spent most of the meeting raising concerns about human rights issues. president obama received an incredibly warm welcome and as he visited myanmar yesterday, the country had long been considered an outcast. the president praised its progress but made clear that the u.s. support would disappear if the democratic reforms were not continued. >> the flickers of process that we've seen mutt not be extinguished. they must continue and become a shining north store for all of the people. >> reporter: in myanmar president obama met with the r
president obama is making a tour of south east asia. a few hours ago he landed in cambodia, marking the first time the president has ever visited that country. white house aides say the president will raise human-rights concerns in his meeting with leaders hun sen. the president also be attending the east asian summit that conference starts today. >> allow president bestpresident obama stripped to the country is the first by a sitting u.s. president and marks in chapter between the two countries. >> today i have come to keep my promise and extend the hand of friendship. america now has an ambassador in rangoon. sanctions have been east and we will offer an opportunity that serves people in growth for the world. >> the president said the flickers of progress cannot be extinguished he's looking for to breaching more ties. >> first let's go and have a live look at a best buy for shoppers are kept out to cograbbed black friday deals. monday morning there already lined up for black friday. we will be back with more. we are back. this morning call brought well is telling friends that she
, president obama got a warm welcome during his historic visit to burma. but it was a chillier reception in the next stop. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. >>shepard: i am shepard smith and this is the "studio b" at the bottom the hour. world leaders trying to hammer out a deal between israel and hamas as both sides pound each other. egypt is calling for hamas to stop the rocket attacks and hamas is demanding israel stock the blockade. president obama called the egyptian president and the israeli prime minister. working out a truce will not be easy considering both consideration each other a terrorist organization. the israeli military reports they stand ready to invade gaza. here is what it looked like on the ground there this afternoon. >> all along the gaza strip outposts have now popped up, with communication centers set up the past 24 to 48 hours and now it resemb
, investments for the future. >> and even thousands of miles away it appears president obama is still focused on those negotiations. while touring a royal monastery with secretary of state clinton in thailand the president was overheard mentioning the budget talks to a monk. the president later clarified his comments -- >> he's not any monk. >> no. >> he has some big i vestments in the stock market. >> he later clarified his comments at a news conference. >> yes, we were working on this budget. we're going to need a lot of prayer on that. i always believe in prayer. i believe in prayer when go to church back home and if a buddhist monk is wishing me well, i'll take whatever good vibes he can give me to try to deal with some in his back home. i'm confident that we can get our fiscal situation dealt with. >> over the weekend president obama spoke with five influential business leaders, including warren buffett and apple's tim cook to get their take on a solution for a long-term deficit reduction plan. >> steve ratner, what's it looking like? the "wall street journal" story talking about a lot o
to make sure. the united states will be with them. melissa: are we? >> president obama made a statement which any u.s. president would make, we're with you against hamas. he did not make a statement of who should go in. that is in the gray area. israelis are concerned, what would egypt do? we have a muslim brotherhood leader, will he actually actively support hamas or just verbally? also to be seen. melissa: you stay behind all of this iran has a hand in this as well. >> they have been there the last five or six days, there is a consensus amongst analysts that if the iranian regime has been pushing radical, they give them all the support to start showing on israel. they will be retaliating and of course hamas will retaliate. iran is under sanctions, you and i have discussed this for many weeks. i want to pay attention to the israeli conflict. the ally of iran is under tremendous pressure. they want to draw attention to the gaza conflict. melissa: we have to focus on the money angle. what we're looking at right here, we have invested in the iron dome. what does the world think of us inve
big story we're following for you this morning. president obama on the ground in cambodia. the final stop on this three-nation tour of southeast asia. the centerpiece of this trip here is this visit to myanmar. the country formerly known as burma. >> he is the first sitting president to visit there. in a speech earlier this morning at the university of yangon the president offered a hand of friendship from the u.s., as long as the country continues on its path to democracy. cnn's jessica yellin is traveling with the president. she joins us live from yangon in myanmar. this was a historic visit. what has been the response there. >> hi, john. the response has been very warm. obviously the people we're seeing are people who want to come out and embrace the president's message. but he spoke here in this auditorium, at an historic site, to 1500 students and professionals. people who are pro-democracy, advocates, and regular citizens who just wanted to hear his message. he got a very warm reception here and the white house said that he was moved, as well, by the thousands of people who cam
netanyahu says the israeli military is prepared to escalate its operations if necessary. >>> president obama is overseas in cambodia this hour. coming up in about eight minute, the importance of a visit from the first sitting president to that country. >>> a two-alarm fire at a russian river resort sent four people to the hospital and knocked out power lines early this morning. the fire started around 3:45 at the guerneville lodge on river road. it took about 45 minutes to get it under control. the red cross was called in to help people who were staying at the resort. there's no record on the condition of the four people who went to the hospital. investigators are looking for the cause. >>> a rare situation from muni. a surplus of funds. now there's a debate over the best way to spend the windfall. we've been following the story since "mornings on 2" and tara moriarty joins us live with the two options that are under debate. good afternoon, tara. >> reporter: good afternoon. money for free muni passes for 40,000 low income children or money for services to improve them. well, from what it so
raise that president obama wants doesn't solve the problem. >> we take the president's deal that he has brought to the table. you know how many days that pays for the federal government? not -- eight days. not eight months. not eight weeks. eight days. >> the elements for an agreement are there. time is of the essence. the quicker we do it, the more confidence we instill. the better it is for the economy and for the american people. >>> house minority leader nancy pelosi anticipates an agreement by mid-december, but says democrats will not accept a plan that fails to include a tax hike for the wealthy. >>> now to our continuing coverage of the cleanup from superstorm sandy, and vice president joe biden today visited new jersey to view the damage there. after a helicopter tour of the coastal area hit by the storm, the vice president met with emergency workers who lost their own homes and he thanked them and promised to help bring back the area's beaches and famed atlantic city boardwalk. the late october storm killed 24 people and knocked out power for millions. some 600 people are still
straight day. president obama defends israel's right to self-defense. our correspondents have tlatest from the war zones. >>> could the woman at the center of the petraeus scandal now face prosecution? >>> those red light cameras that target drivers may actually be against the wall. >>> we begin with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> israel launched new strikes this morning. attacks enter their sixth day. >> israeli air strikes pound gaza. >> still blasting away at rocket sites. plenty of civilians caught in the cross-fire. >> also two media centers -- whoa! that was a rather large explosion. >>> hamas leaders demanding israel and its blockade of gaza. >> it's looking more and more like everybody's looking for a way out. the question is in a region like this, can they find one? >>> this morning the president game the first american president to visit the asian nation of burma. >> mr. obama met with pro-democracy activist aung san suu kyi at the same lakeside villa where she spent 15 years under house arrest. >>> paula broadwell at the center of the david petraeus scandal has
. president obama has also been visiting, and millions are still without power. this super storm is responsible for 24 deaths. and super storm did not leave millions of people in the dark it also left people with out cellphone service. new york's senators says that he wants to make sure that does not happen on future storms. he wants the federal communications commission to require cellphone company to set up backup emergency power systems. for mass outages in the future. >> southwest airlines as part during with sea world to move se 6animals that were orphaned 60 animals-. that were displaced. 60 cats, dogs on the east coast were on a special charter flight. they were chaperoned on this trip. the helen would word placement service will help with placement helen woodward... and eleme [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better. aladdin bail bonds. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forw
on wall street. corporate america had a strong message for president obama this week. ceos from more than a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act, taxes on income, capital gains, dividends and estates will all go up. and automatic spending cuts will kick in, beginning on january 1st. this week, i spoke with alan simpson and erskine bowles, authors of a deficit reduction plan about what needs to be done. >> you can't tax your way out of this. you can't cut spending your way out of this. you can't grow your way out of this. so grab hold, it's going to be a rocky, rocky road. >> so you're saying closing the loopholes alone brings it to a trillion. >> if you're willing to wipe out all of them, and that may not be political feasible, but you can definitely solve the problem by broadening the base, simplifying the code and getting rid of the tax expenditures. >> it upsets me you're worried
obama this week. ceos of a dozen of america's largest companies met with the president and warned that washington must reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president also sat down with congressional leaders and officially began negotiations. if congress doesn't act taxes on income, dividends and estates will go up and spending cuts will kick in january 1st. this week, i spoke to allen simpson ander skis bowl subpoeimpson anders skin bowls. >> you can't spend or grow your way out of. this grab hold it will be a rocky road. >> you say closing the loopholes alone brings a trillion. >> if you are willing to wipe out all of them and that may not be feasible but you can broaden the base, simplifying the code. >> you are worried we are not going to get a deal. that is how i felt. >> i think there is one-third probability we will get a probability in lame duck and one third we will go over the cliff and reach a deal right afterwards but there is a one-third chance that we won't and we will end up in chaos. >> for weeks and months we felt no one could be dumb enough to see it would
. >>> right now, president barack obama and secretary of state, hilary rodham clinton are near mirnar. they say his trip is not an endorsement of the government but the progress that the country has made towards democracy. >>> a $10,000 reward is offered tonight on to find the suspect in a crime spree. 26-year-old jonathan wilbanks was caught after a series of robberies and police chase and a carjacking a tempt that left a man dead. >> at 9:00 i heard not continuous gunshots but maybe a little one after another with time. >> saw the victim's father up in the front. and he was still in shock after finding out that his son is had been shot in front of the 7/11. >> his alleged accomplice is still on the run. the award money is offered in -- offered for information for the arrest. >>> the 24-year-old was shot last night as he sat in the car with a woman on ivy drive. the suspect's took the woman's purse and ran in separate directions. that is the third shooting in that neighborhood and the second homicide since june. >>> a sad anniversary for many bay area families tonight. 34 years ago t
donations for more information go to abc7news.com/community. >>> new this morning, president obama is in cambodia this morning to talk about that country's human rights record and meet with leaders of southeast asian nations.va! he will attend the summit with second taefr of state clinton to discuss trade and other issues. the president arrived from myanmar where he addressed students. mr. obama is the first sitting u.s. president to visit myanmar he encouraged the country to continue its transition to democracy. >> demonstrators planning to protest in front of the israeli consulate this afternoon palestinian continue to fire more than 100 rockets into israel overnight and israel retaliated. two homes in gaza destroy, killing four, wounding 42. coming up, katie marzullo will tell us about the peace deal world leaders are trying to gauche >> man arrested at oakland international airport for allegedly carrying bomb making materials will be in court today. 49-year-old jeffrey mcgann of southern california was taken into custody thursday night. he a watch with fuses, switches and wires
armor and troops on the border. president obama is urging israel not to launch a ground war. tony blair and israeli president peres have met and speaking out. >> i hope over the coming days we can achieve cessation on a basis that is sustainable. >> our goals are clear to stop the fire and to introduce a deterrent against renewal of. >> reporter: stop the fire and introduce a deterrent against it. hamas continues to fire rockets into israel 1,000 total, nearly 300 intercepted. three israeli civilians have been killed, more than 60 injured. israel has opened a crossing allowing several trucks with medical supplies to enter. gaza hospitals are running low. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> former head of the cia david petraeus has hired one of the top lawyers in washington to help him handle his sex scandal and fbi investigation. they want to know if paula broadwell had access to classified information. she arrived back home with her husband and two sons yesterday. petraeus testified before members of congress friday and apologized for the affair. petraeus said he knew attack on the u.s. con
system has intercepted more than 240 rockets. during a trip to asia, president obama warned israel about expanding into a ground war but he defended israel's fighting back. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. >> reporter: u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon is in cairo, egypt today to assist cease-fire talks there. the threat of a ground war remains. thousands of israeli tanks, soldiers and rocket launchers are ready to cross the border awaiting the command. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> the israeli air force briefly took control of hamas' radio network warning people in gaza to stay away from hamas facilities. >>> president obama is in cambodia now part of his asian tour that included this historic visit to myanmar. earlier today, he is the first u.s. president to visit that country also known as burma currently in the process of transitioning to democracy. he met with a nobel peace prize winner a democracy advocate. >>> 6:06. let's check traffic and weather. it looks like a good week ahead. >> i t
the economic debate to barack obama because he didn't connect with those voters which has a lot to do with his personal wealth and his style as a politician. but he also didn't convince them on substance. how do you make conservative economics more appealing to people in the middle. bill: i think the folks on the right have short memories. that shocked democrats and got their ground operation up and running sooner than they would have otherwise. >> barack obama started building his cam paint day after he got elected. the republican party has an infrastructure problem. i assume they probably figured that out and will work on that over the next four years because that in the end of the day i think is why yes they had a problem with their message, yes, they picked a candidate who was sort of particularly ill suited for the times, but at the same time i think a lot of this has to do with the fact that obama knew where his voters were, who they were, and bombarded them and turned them out. bill: stayed in contact with them for four years and went through them to find other potential voters who were
. thank you. >> president obama gets a round of applause during his history-making event to myanmar. he is the first sitting u.s. president to visit the country, also known as burma. for decades myanmar was cut off from the world because of its repressive military regime, but a reform movement now underway in a speech at the university president obama urged myanmar to continue its reforms. he met with nobel prize winner aung san suu kyi. >> i want to make a pledge to the people of this country that i am confident we can keep, and that is if we see continued progress towards reform, our bilateral ties will grow stronger, and we will do whatever we can to help insure success. >> the president arriveed in myanmar. he is now in cambodia for the east asia summit. >>> the two sides have been fighting this long and so violently, can they find peace? we'll talk to former diplomat james ruben about what worked when president bill clinton was in the white house. [ gordon ] for some this line is a convenience. how you doing today? i'm good thanks. how are you? i'm good. [ gordon ] but for others,
around. >> whoo. >> while you all were sleeping, president obama made a little bit of history. the first visit by a u.s. president to myanmar, the tiny asian country closed off for so long, they are now celebrating freedom. also the first visit to cambodia by a u.s. president. that is happening right now. >> great to be here. myanmar formerly known as burma. >>> also happening overnight, the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal, paula broadwell, surfaces at home with her husband and two young children opinion she's released a statement that we'll hear in a few moments. >>> and a brand-new update from robin coming up. she had what she calls a tuneup last week. it's all still part of her road to recovery. we have a new picture and we'll tell what you she has to say. >> love seeing that splil right now. >>> let's get to josh with the breaking news out of the middle east. >>> israelis pounding palestinian targets in gaza overnight launching dozens of new missile strikes. the death toll also climbing at this hour. almost 100 palestinians are now dead. on the israeli side, meanwhile, pow
months ago saying after george mitchell, the obama administration's special envoy for israeli/palestinian peace negotiations, after he ended his tour without any success at all. that's been more than a year ago. maybe a year and a half or so ago. i said they need -- really, they need someone who's got clout with the israelis. who's got clout with the palestinians in the arab world. i thought bill clinton, especially with his wife leaving as secretary of state, maybe that would be a good assignment for him. he's taken on other assignments like haiti relief, for example, the tsunami. i know he got -- the final months of his presidency to a deal between the israelis and the palestinians. i think mccain may be on to something. i don't know if bill clinton would want to do it. i've asked him that question in an interview i did with him a few months back. he didn't say no. he didn't say yes. but i think they need someone of that caliber to -- assuming that they achieve a cease-fire and that there's no great guarantee that they will, let's say they do, they need to follow up quickly
. >>> overseas, president obama is making history today becoming the first commander in chief visiting myanmar. for decades, it was ruled by a military hunta, but as chuck todd reports, the president met with the new prime minister and long time democracy activist. >> reporter: the president wrapped up an historic visits here. 20 hours on the ground in myanmar. the first president to visit this president. he is now in cambodia. he was here and greeted by throngs of people. the president used his time here to try to motivate the current president to continue the reforms. he was sure to spotlight aung san suu kyi. he visited her house and this house is where she was under house arrest for years. the two of them made brief remarks and the president was off to yanggong university. he talked about why it was time for a u.s. president to visit myanmar. to open the door of joining myanmar community. he presented challenges for myanmar. he used stories of the american story and evolution of american democracy as evolution. >> the road ahead is marked by huge challenges. there will be those who resist
community. now president obama makes this historic trip, becoming the first u.s. president to visit myanmar, country formerly known as burma. a rousing welcome for the president. a sea of people eager to catch a glimpse of the motorcade. uniformed school children waving u.s. and myanmar flags for miles. a red carpet welcome. mr. obama made an unannounced stop, a 2,000 year old holy site, center of buddhaism. a monk led them in a ceremonial pouring of water over the head of a buddha statue. then it was off to aung san suu kyi's house, where the activist lived under house arrest for years. >> i would like to say how happy i am to receive president obama in my country and in my house. >> reporter: later, the president formally addressed the people of myanmar in a speech at a university where he justified his trip to this not yet free country. >> i sent a message to those governments that ruled by fear. i said in my inauguration address we will extend a hand if you're willing to unclench your fist. under the president, the desire for change has been met by agenda for reform. so today i've come
deteriorated. today's meeting is set to get underway in about an hour at 9:30 a.m.. president obama and arrived in cambodia this morning continue in his three day tour through south east asia. the president arrived in manmar. he praised the determination and the perseverance of the president aung san auu . he spent years been under house arrest. the president's trips marks a new chapter between two countries. >> today i have come to keep my promise at extend the hand of friendship. america now has an ambassador in rangoon. sanctions have been eased and we will help rebuild an economy that can offer an opportunity for its people and serve for an engine of growth for the world. >> the president's trip to myanmar made history. >> 8:37 a.m. we will be back in a minute let's take a look at what of creek low traffic at lots of sunshine will be right back. [ female announcer ] welcome one and all to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor, a feeding frenzy to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever you're craving. spend 25 doll
is that the united states is involved, president obama we have been told, even as he's in asia, has been calling both the prime minister of israel and the president of egypt to be updated and to give the u.s. point of view on all of this. but it is egypt who is taking the lead and all the u.s. and other officials are talking to the palestinians via the egyptians. >> christiane amanpour, appreciate it, we'll check in with you throughout the day and well into the night here on cnn. >>> ben wedeman was early on the scene of the strike that we witnessed earlier today. several hours today -- several hours earlier today on the media center, three rockets hitting a lower floor in that building according to israeli officials, killing one member of islamic jihad and palestinian sources on this side also verifying that. ben filed this report. take a look. >> reporter: about 3:20 in the afternoon we heard three large explosions. we saw a great big ball of flame coming out of the third floor. it appears to have been an israeli air strike. this is a building that contains the offices of a television station affil
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